New Mercedes E-Class/E 63 AMG. Driven. Best Of Both Worlds | crankandpiston.com Car Culture Lifestyle

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Mercedes E 63 AMG

New Mercedes E-Class/E 63 AMG. Best Of Both Worlds

heads to Barcelona to sample the brand new Mercedes-Benz E-Class and its mental E 63 AMG brethren on the winding of Spanish tarmac.  

As much as I a visit to Barcelona (a few days on the del Anything usually helps the knots out), there are a of things guaranteed to set the hairs on the of my neck aflutter. The myriad of streets for instance usually a few hours of my life while I try to my bearings. Probably the most element of the city though is the in which a lot of the city’s motorists their cars: alloys and alike are dealt with mercy.

The result? Possible dented panels and scratched paintwork. The in Rome, do as the Romans do’ philosophy is all and good, but considering crankandpiston is in Spain to test the brand new (four years after the W212 rolled out the gates in I’m unsure how well this go down with our genial Mercedes-Benz . Indeed, given the that has gone into the the prospect of returning the luxury in less than perfect makes me feel a little

There’s a new look common to the shared across the whole range, which means new grille and front apron, as as revised rear lights two sets of twin chrome on this, the top-of-the-range E 63 AMG S-Model . The gets a silver front and a lip spoiler painted in the main colour, as well as black bits on the bumpers. The result is a wider and more aggressive the standard E-Class, and even the E 63.

Inside, it’s more although the S-Model does get silver seat belts to itself. Aside from and some fancy embossed it’s a standard Mercedes even if there are bits of fibre and aluminium dotted the place. That’s not necessarily a bad – the quality inside a Merc has on tremendously in recent years – but not as evocative as perhaps it could been.

The engine under the remains a 5.5-litre biturbo V8 . The gets more power it than the regular E 63 AMG, up 550bhp to 577bhp thanks to boost pressure, and torque from 531lb ft to a stonking ft . All that extra power, through all four wheels, 100kph comes up in just 3.6 . That’s well into territory, despite the extra that all-wheel drive with it. In fact, it’s than the SLS AMG.

Mercedes E 63 AMG

Press the start button and there’s a deep rumbling from the exhausts. The engine and sound is very distinctive to almost muscle car-like and of virtually all past models. The notable of changes that been made on the new S-Model we’ll explore in depth on our across Catalonia) is the introduction of drive . It’s the first an E-class AMG hasn’t been from the rear, as the E500 to do.

What kind of an effect it have on the car’s character?

Put all the in comfort and you could almost be in an E 500 . but up the suspension, twist the gearbox to manual and put your foot – there’s no doubt then you’re in command of serious This thing really, moves. The introduction of driven wheels brings a newfound for the car to haul itself with and stability towards the horizon.

altered, but not completely changed the E 63. As the steering is direct and you can really it into corners, but where in the drive model attempts to get on the gas would result in a twitchy end, now there’s immediate and go, with a hint of understeer, the 33:67 torque bias the back.

That said, on the twisty just outside Terrassa, the E 63 AMG direction beautifully, carrying its through the corners with It’s happy being hard. You always have to in mind that it weighs and has close to 600bhp, but at the same it’s very easy to at about eight-tenths.

The steering – and heavier than in the standard – is direct and perfect for maintaining in what the car is doing.

The engine, as we knew, is incredible, with swathes of torque and power wherever you want it. The gearbox quite as good though – the E 63 AMG with Merc’s seven-speed and it isn’t as sharp and tactile as the DCT found in the SLS – its almost too smooth for type of car. This new E 63 AMG the best of both worlds. capable of being the relaxed, cruiser like the standard car which it’s based.

But twist a few dials and weight up right foot, and you’ll a car with astonishing power and Only the gearbox slightly it down, but really, only Ultimately, this is a five-star in a saloon’s body.

Mercedes E 63 AMG
Mercedes E 63 AMG
Mercedes E 63 AMG
Mercedes E 63 AMG
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